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Assistant Director & Actuary

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.


Provide professional actuarial advice and services critical to development, implementation and maintenance of Northwestern Mutual's insurance, disability, annuity, and long-term care products. The Actuarial Department develops appropriate premiums, dividends, reserves, and surplus requirements by analyzing mortality, morbidity, persistency, investment and expense experience, striving to maintain equity and consistency among all policy owner underwriting classes, while safeguarding our long term financial strength. Additionally, strive to keep current on actuarial techniques, and on laws and regulations pertinent to your area of expertise; collaborate with and provide guidance to others within your assigned field of expertise.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform and/or lead actuarial research and other actuarial work required to properly advise Company officials of matters related but not limited to product pricing, dividend setting, reserve levels, mortality/morbidity issues, and field compensation.

  • Identify and solve a wide variety of actuarial problems related to the Company's operation.

  • Keep up to date on current developments in actuarial techniques and research and on the laws and regulations applicable to their area of responsibility.

  • Provide guidance to other officers or members of the department within the incumbent's field of expertise.

  • May also represent the department or Company as a member of Company, industry or professional committees.


  • Undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Finance, or related field.

  • Attainment of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation.

  • A minimum of five years proven actuary experience.

  • Strong communication skills

  • A high degree of expertise in one or more areas of Department activities.


Great pay package, 401K, Company sponsored retirement plan, Educational assistance, Performance based incentive pay, Medical, dental and vision insurance, Parental leave, Caregiver time off….and more!

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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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